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1 ZP-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service? OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0408, Ecology Series, because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences which included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0408 Ecology Series.
3 Have you demonstrated expertise in the biology, and life-history of Pacific salmonids, knowledge of their habitats, and an understanding of factors affecting their conservation and recovery? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review of a supervisor or co-worker.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
4 Do you have experience with the ecology, conservation, or management of coastal and estuarine habitats including tidal, sub-tidal, and water column habitats? Answer to this question is required
  • I have substantial experience with the ecology, conservation, or management of coastal and estuarine habitats including tidal, sub-tidal, and water column habitats. I work with these issues frequently.
  • I have basic knowledge and some experience with the ecology, conservation, or management of coastal and estuarine habitats including tidal, sub-tidal, and water column habitats. My work experience with these issues is limited.
  • I have knowledge of these issues through education and/or training but no work experience.
  • I have no knowledge or work experience related to these issues.
5 Have you designed a field-oriented research program, including the development of research plans, budgets, etc? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 What best describes your experience with salmonid research in the Pacific Northwest? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a project leader or research assistant supervising field lab research on salmonids.
  • I have participated as a crew member or lab technician on a project(s) involving field/lab research on salmonids.
  • I have been involved in salmonid research projects as part of my academic training.
  • I do not possess salmonid research experience.
7 This position will involve analysis of ecological data. What experience do you have with mapping and statistical software used in the analysis of data on ecological data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than one year of experience with spatial mapping software (e.g., Surfer and/or ARCView) and statistical/modeling software (e.g., SAS or SPSS).
  • I only have experience with basic spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and database software (e.g. Access).
  • I only have university (or other) training in statistics or biometrics.
  • I have no training, education or experience in this area.
8 Do you have the ability to communicate scientific research results in writing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored scientific articles for journals and prepared technical reports, decision and policy documents, and have peer-reviewed scientific articles as a primary responsibility of my job.
  • I have authored scientific articles for journals and prepared technical reports, decision and policy documents, and have peer-reviewed scientific articles.
  • I have training or college-level education in technical writing but have not written articles, technical reports, or decisions and policy documents for an organization.
  • I have no training, education, or experience in this area.
9 Do you have experience as a small boat operator for the purpose of conducting field research on marine species? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Describe your experience in operating small boats in the performance of marine fishery research. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in operating small boats in the performance of marine fishery research.
  • I have experience in operating small boats, but not specifically for marine fishery research.
  • I have no experience in operating small boats.